Dr. Shahad AlSaiari

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Dr.
Shahad
AlSaiari
PostDoctoral Associate, Langer Lab
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fellowship Dates: 

01 September 2019 to 28 February 2021

MIT Department/Faculty Supervisor(s): 

Koch Institute, Prof Robert Langer

Biography: 

Dr. Alsaiari received her Ph.D. in Bioscience from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and did her postdoctoral work at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Her doctoral research focused on developing on-demand drug delivery systems using stimuli-responsive nanocarriers with diverse sizes, architectures, and surface properties to deliver drugs in spatial-, temporal-, and dosage-controlled fashions. Her current research focuses on improving food fortification strategies during cooking and storage; and developing microneedle-based COVID-19 nano-vaccine patches that can be self-administered to ensure vaccination where healthcare providers are in shortage.

Fellowship Sponsored By: 

KACST